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Deliberate Discovery: Code Like You Mean It



Dan North considers that ignorance is the major roadblock on the way to success, presenting strategies and techniques for reducing it, delivering software in a more deterministic and less riskier way.


Dan North writes software and coaches teams in Agile and Lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, that is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right", and why he is so passionate about BDD, communication and how people learn. He blogs at

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Mar 08, 2011

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  • Ignorance is Risk?

    by Paul Rowe,

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    Hi Dan,

    Great presentation thanks. On my projects we constantly look for and try to manage 'risk' i.e. a risk could be that we don't understand how we interface with x, or implementing feature y could be risky as we don't know exactly what is required etc. As the project progresses we constantly strive to identify risk, and attempt to de-risk accordingly.


  • Re: Ignorance is Risk?

    by Jeroen Kok,

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    A presentation of Dan North in which he talks about risk:

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